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Date Last Updated: 21-04-2020

Survey Name:

Annual Services Inquiry

Survey purpose:

To provide grossed estimates of the principal trading aggregates for all enterprises in the retail, wholesale, transport and storage, accommodation and food, information and communication, real estate, professional, technical administrative and other selected services sectors.

Legislative Basis National:

Statistics (Structural Business Inquires) Order 2017 (S.I. No.572 of 2017)

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 concerning Structural Business Statistics



Statistical Population:

All Enterprises wholly or primarily engaged in distribution and services

Sampling Frame:

Business Register

Reference Area:

State and Region

Time Coverage:

1991 - 2017

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

All enterprises whose activity is coded to NACE Rev 2 45 - 96 excl 64 - 66

Survey Size:


Principal Variables:

Turnover, Stocks, Capital Assets, Personnel Costs, Value Added Tax, Purchases, Employment, Location, Exports, Imports.

Principal External Users:

National Accounts, Eurostat, Government, Economists, Business consultants, Researchers

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Stephanie Kelleher

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Miriam O'Reilly, Deirdre O'Connor

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000